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HRExaminer v2.06

On February 11, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Outsourcing has been around for a long time. We even have a TV sitcom dedicated to the subject. Where do current HR leaders and analysts stand on the topic? We found out. Every couple of months, we create a virtual brainstorming session with members of our Editorial Advisory Board – the HRExam Poll. Each member […]

HRExam Poll 2.1: The Details

We close out our series on the outsourcing of HR by sharing all of the detailed responses from our HRExam poll. First up we have a quick summary of the responses and then we provide each member's full response. Do you run an HR team with outsourced functions? Contemplating a new outside effort? We'd love to hear your views. Leave us a comment or write a reply post and link back to this post.

HRExam Poll 2.1: Outsourcing Recommendations part 3

On February 9, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
“Outie” or “innie”? That’s the gist of what we asked our Editorial Advisory Board members about outsourcing HR. Which departments stay and go? Are there any functions that should never be outsourced? John Sumser breaks down the poll data from our HRExam outsourcing poll and summarizes their response in good old chart and bullet fashion. Where do you stand? Outie or innie?

HRExam Poll 2.1: Outsourcing Recommendations part 2

On February 8, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, More2Know, by John Sumser
So you outsource a major function of HR. What next? Is there anyone with deep capability in your HR organization explicitly trained to manage outside resources? Program management (not to be confused with project management) is a business competency born from the ruins of failed outsourcing efforts and one still unknown in many HR Departments. For HR outsourcing to work, HRPMO might be the new Golden Ticket.

HRExam Poll 2.1: Outsourcing Recommendations

On February 7, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) is an elite group of senior players in our industry. Each member is an expert in a very precise niche. At the same time, the fundamental qualification for membership is breadth beyond expertise. We actively recruit seasoned leaders who have a definite point of view. Every couple of months, we create a virtual brainstorming session, the HRExam Poll. Each member is asked to respond succinctly to a topical question. The answers paint a picture of the state of the industry.

HRExaminer v2.05

On February 4, 2011, in Colin Kingsbury, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Steve Smith, Weekly, by John Sumser
Analyze this HR! A better, more self-aware HR industry We start this week with a ground breaking survey led by newly formed HRXAnalysts. Joining our new panel is easy and you'll uncover hidden knowledge that could unlock your team's full potential. We've also got two great posts from Editorial Advisory Board contributors Colin Kingsbury and […]

In The Know v 2.05: Changing Management Styles

On February 3, 2011, in HRExaminer, The Go/The-Know, by John Sumser
Following up on last week’s edition of In The Know, we have another ‘fistful’ of notable movements in the management universe. As the economy regains its footing, expect to hear a lot more about techniques that rearrange management approaches. There will be a heavy emphasis on startups and a deep desire to eliminate meetings and endless planning sessions.

Build a better, more self-aware HR industry

On February 2, 2011, in HRExaminer, by John Sumser
Have you ever wondered about the disconnect between what you need and what HR Technology companies provide? This year, HRXAnalysts is launching the first ever comprehensive survey of the demographics, psychographics and brand preferences of the HR Industry. We want to understand, and help the industry understand, the realities of the jobs, decisions and opportunities in the business of HR. We believe there’s a major story to be told about what really happens, who really does it and what role technology plays. We’re start by building a really big team of people who help us see and understand the realities of life in HR.

Eliminate the Black Hole – Improving Your Corporate Career Site

On February 1, 2011, in Colin Kingsbury, HRExaminer, by Colin Kingsbury
“I’ve been thinking a lot lately about corporate career websites–and specifically, how to make them truly inspiring and captivating to jobseekers. Even the best sites — the ones filled with pages of lush multimedia content, built with luxuriant budgets and dedicated staff- place only a superficial gloss on the problem. All it takes is one or two clicks for a jobseeker to transport herself from that world of fantasy and into the bowels of the company’s ATS, where impersonal job descriptions and bureaucratic application processes dishearten even the most enthusiastic applicant.”

Mad Men HR: What Can Don Draper Teach Us About Talent?

On January 31, 2011, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Steve Smith, by Steve Smith
“You can complain about obstreperous Millennials all you want, but this is not just a generational trait. I actually think it is more a difference in communication styles. Top performers are always going to be restless and wanting more. Those actually seem like good qualities to me. Why wouldn’t you want ambitious employees who are hungry for more?”